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Concern is growing that commitment to diversity and inclusion may be an early casualty of the crisis. Photograph: iStock

Those who successfully steered their companies through the financial meltdown of 2008 say the coronavirus crisis has been far trickier to handle. The (...)

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Almost a quarter of jobs in the UK are at risk due to coronavirus, and those earning low incomes are the most vulnerable, according to McKinsey. Ab(...)

‘Ignoring agriculture increases the costs for other sectors and for the economy as a whole,’ Department of Public Expenditure secretary general  Robert Watt said. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Key planks of the Government’s climate action plan are “not credible” and it should have proposed cutting the national farming herd rather than “ignor(...)

‘The biggest business case for diversity is still its beneficial impact on the bottom line.’ Photograph: iStock

Around this time last year, management consulting firm McKinsey updated its international research on the positive link between diversity and financia(...)

Giving school students access to iPads, laptops or e-books in the classroom appears to hurt their learning, new research indicates. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Giving school students access to iPads, laptops or e-books in the classroom appears to hurt their learning, new research has found. However, putting (...)

South Africa’s president, Jacob Zuma. The Gupta brothers are accused of using their relationships with Zuma and other politically-connected individuals to illegally acquire billions of rand in state contracts. Photograph: Mike Hutchings/Reuters

A far-reaching corruption scandal in South Africa that led to the collapse of UK public relations giant Bell Pottinger is now damaging the reputations(...)

Googleplex in Menlo Park, California: Public companies like  Google, Amazon and Facebook   have been richly rewarded for prioritising long-term projects ahead of short-term earnings pressures. Photograph: Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty

Most companies are short-termist. In a world where you are measured by quarterly reports, it’s inevitable. But business would be better off ignoring(...)

An Post’s new chief executive, David McRedmond, hopes the rise in the price of stamps, coupled with cost savings of €10 million, will bring the company close to breakeven in 2017. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

There’s a generation of children at school today who might never write a cheque in their lives, or buy a stamp, or even buy a newspaper, more’s the pi(...)

The existence, size and investments of the highly profitable internal trading fund, set up three decades ago, have until now remained largely unknown outside a circle of McKinsey insiders

McKinsey, one of the world’s most influential consulting firms, has built up a secretive $5 billion internal investment arm that manages the fortunes (...)

Billionaire investor Warren Buffett: shares in Berkshire Hathaway fell 11 per cent last year. Photograph: Bill Pugliano/Getty Images

Wall Street strategists have been unusually muted regarding prospects for US equities in 2016. Instead, they’re gung-ho for Europe, predicting gains o(...)

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